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Mar 21, 2013 11:30am PDT
audit says that both broke a city law that prevents elected city officials from telling city workers what to do. the contract was never awarded to turner, the case is serious. councilman reed says that it is lie and the auditor says it is about playing by the rules. >> this report strikes right at the integrity of oakland government. citizens and businesses should be able to live and transact business in a city they know plays by the rules. >> i have never threatened any city staff person regarding their job. i have been an elected official for 16 years and a staff person in the city of oakland for another 14 years. out of 30 years of being an employee of the city of oakland suddenly, now, city staff is afraid of me? i don't think that is the case. >> an aide to the councilman named, that person tried to use their influence to fix a pack -- parking ticket. the allegation has been forwarded to the district attorney in alameda. it is not clear if charges will be filed. the mayor is troubled about the report and will have something to say in a few hours. we have reached out to the counc
KOFY
Mar 15, 2013 11:30am PDT
this company is not going to be above the law and people will call when there is this kind of problem. >> for example, the international long shoremen union spokesman says that waste management is using e verify illegally and picking on immigrant workers. the company says the claim is unfounded. >> the company wasn't supposed to use it without consulting with workers. they violated that rule. they also used it improperly. that resulted in workers losing their jobs. it is also being used by the company to try and threaten and intimidate workers when we instituteed e verify and identified some employees who did not have the proper requirements to be employed, they were given time to go and correct it, and provide documentation. they had six to eight months to do that. they did not do it. >> david tucker says three employees were fired. the truck drivers were not on strike this morning but joined in solidarity where customs will feel the impact as the trucks rolled out, hours late. >> normally the drivers will hit the streets around 6:00. we are late by a couple of hours but we w
KOFY
Mar 18, 2013 11:30am PDT
challenging voter i.d. laws in texas and south carolina. he has support from the labor and latino communities but some republican critics in congress are expected to oppose his confirmation. if confirmed he would be one of the highest ranking hispanics in government. >> pope francis is gearing up for the first official mastectomy at st. peter's square with the first audience today with the visiting head of state, a president with whom he has clashed over a socially liberal policies. >> pope francis has charmed the faithful from the humility. speaking to 150,000 at st. peter's square off the cuff. with the first south american pope he cannot escape the past. he cigaretted -- greeted the president of argentina. in the past they have been at crossroads over the dirty war between 1976 and 19839 military dictatorship killed and torture up to 30,000 people. the church is accuses of complicit in the crimes. >> abc was told that francis had the power to save his family and he refused. human rights campaigners accusebergbergberg of letting two of his priests be action deducted and failing
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Mar 17, 2013 5:00am PDT
changed animal cruelty laws in several states, but now when i it could be considered criminal activities to shoot the very videos of that made all the difference. >> and the progress report of the fourth part of the tunnel called i. >> welcome back at 5:30. i'm kira klapper in for carolyn tyler. we are starting this half-hour with a look at the weather. he's meteorologist lisa argen. >> hi, good morning. here's a look what you can expect today. starting out clear right now. we are looking for more clear sky throughout the afternoon. but there will be a few high clouds from time to time. but really a little bit of a breeze is going to kick up today. we will see a little bit in the way of fog later on along the san mateo coast. but otherwise once again starting out in the 40s and 50s with upper 50s to the low to mid-70s once again. tonight fair skies. things will be changing as we enter the first day of spring by wednesday. we will talk about that, which includes some rain. that's coming up. kira. >> thank you. the power and influence of the agriculture industry is coming under
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Mar 17, 2013 6:00am PDT
trulity laws in several states, but now why it could be considered criminal activity to shoot those very videos of that made the difference. and a progress report on the fourth bore of the called cot tunnel. the features that will make it a >> 6:30. right now i'm kira klapper in for carolyn tyler. we are starting this half-hour with a quick look at the weather. here's meteorologist lisa argen. >> hi there, kira. good morning to you. hears a look at san francisco where temperatures are pretty mild. upper 40s to the 50s. we are going to look for numbers around the bay to stay in the 40s and 50s throughout the next couple of hours. the difference this morning, we are clear. no fog to speak of. the coolest numbers are in our east bay valleys. about 40 this morning in livermore. also parts of the coast, upper 30s to mid-40s around half moon bay. this afternoon, once again we have the breeze kick in. temperatures coolest by the shoreline. but low to mid-70s returning. once again, above normal highs. rain is arriving on cue with spring. we will talk about that a little later. kira. >> soun
ABC
Mar 20, 2013 4:30am PDT
tempting. traffic officers from law enforcement agencies throughout san mateo county are taking part. officers issued more than 200 citations during a similar crackdown early this year. >> it appears many of us are willing to pay for a faster commute. revenue from bay area toll lanes are higher than projected. they allow solo drivers to pay a fee and jump if lanes normally reserved for car poolers. our media partner reports that toll lane revenue on highway 237 is more than 50 percent above projection. the toll users save 5 minutes to 20 minutes compared to other drivers. southbound interstate 680 is bringing up more toll revenue than expected at 33 percent higher on the sue -- sunol grid. time is money, as they say. >> indeed. this morning, time -- you will need extra to get to work. >> is that right, mike? >> from sheas to sausalito we have light rain. this is moving to the east. american canyon, napa, sonoma, you will get wet again. you can see this crosses over into san francisco right along near at&t park and headed down to the south and over near oakland and 7th. right now we h
ABC
Mar 15, 2013 11:00pm PDT
later because of a missed deadline. law enforcement has 72 hours to file charges after an arrest or the suspect is released. the work day ends officially at 5:00 p.m. fight was arrested at 4:56 on friday which means the district attorney had to file charges by 5:00 p.m. on tuesday. for some reason they thought they had until wednesday. the contra costa county sheriff's department says fight did not have any outstanding warrants so they had to released him. >> they never should have let him go. he obviously robbed a bank and there is evidence, and why over four minutes? >> iny tisht see. inefficiency. it is totally irresponsible, totally irresponsible. we have enough crazy people around. >> the senior deputy d.a. told abc7 news that we took the time because we thought we had the time. pinole police chief says his department was aware of the deadline, but on our end we should have been more definitive to push the time issue and we didn't. now the fbi says it is urgently trying to recapture a man who could be dangerous, desperate and willing to fight for the freedom that was mistakenly
ABC
Mar 13, 2013 1:05am PDT
death threat to ye because of his efforts to tighten gun control laws. that e-mail was unsealed by the court. the e-mail says, quote, i have 39 connish ifed kills in afghanistan. don't make me get to 40. the word afghanistan was miss steeled. misspelled. in february they found three assault weapons and detonated explosive materials found at his house. he faces 10 felony counts now. senator ye says the threats have had no impact on his efforts to take on gun issues in california. >>> a san leandro man is suing after mistakenly being named one of oakland's most wanted criminals. in february of 2011 van was pictured as a suspect wanted for a shooting. well now he filed a lawsuit accusing the city of false arrest, defamation and violation of his civil rights. when he went to police to tell them it was a mistake, he says they threw him in jail and released him three days later and never explained how they linked him to the shooting. >> i was scared and nervous for my life that the police would come and hunt me down or something. after that i changed my life and moved around. >> he staye
ABC
Mar 12, 2013 11:00pm PDT
to tighten gun control laws. that e-mail was unsealed by the court. the e-mail says, quote, i have 39 connish ifed kills in afghanistan. don't make me get to 40. the word afghanistan was miss steeled. misspelled. in february they found three assault weapons and detonated explosive materials found at his house. he faces 10 felony counts now. senator ye says the threats have had no impact on his efforts to take on gun issues in california. >>> a san leandro man is suing after mistakenly being named one of oakland's most wanted criminals. in february of 2011 van was pictured as a suspect wanted for a shooting. well now he filed a lawsuit accusing the city of false arrest, defamation and violation of his civil rights. when he went to police to tell them it was a mistake, he says they threw him in jail and released him three days later and never explained how they linked him to the shooting. >> i was scared and nervous for my life that the police would come and hunt me down or something. after that i changed my life and moved around. >> he stayed on the most wanted list for six months.
ABC
Mar 14, 2013 6:00am PDT
their bare -- backyard. >> the suit says that only owners of the vote violateed law by cutting off access to the beach with the gate. the beach rode, says the owners, is private. the protest is scheduleed for 10:00 a.m. this morning. we are live on monetary beach this morning for abc7 news. >> regents will talk about finding the next president today. a special committee to consider selection of a new president will give its report during an opposition this morning at the mission base campus. the president announced a resignation in january after serving two years as president and will stay in august to give the board time to find a replacement. >> san francisco city college students plan to march in rally protesting budget cuts. officials have until tomorrow to prove to the commission it is financially secure. protest organizers say the school should pursue funding from state and local sources rather than making painful cuts. he hope the san francisco mayor and other elected officials will ensure the community college remains affordable and accessible to students. >> working moms w
ABC
Mar 16, 2013 6:00am PDT
made it to the bus. despite countless searches by law enforcement and volunteers, there is still no sign of sierra. but in a field just yards from her school bus stop her clothes were found folded neatly in a bag. in may of last year a 21-year-old man was arrested ard charged in her abduction and pushed. still her father tells abc news he's holding out hope she is found alive. the sheriff's department said a homicide. as a parent i'm not going to believe that until i know for sure. >> this is a case that you might imagine still has a lot of public interest. the santa clara county sheriff's department told abc7 news they are still getting tips every week, between 15 to 20 tips, and some of those calls sometimes come from as far as across the country. reporting live, kira klapper, abc7 news. >> thank you, kira. a violent bank robbery suspect who was released from jail in richmond is the subject of an fbi manhunt this morning. police are confident they arrested the right man, but the man had to be released because authorities missed a deadline to charge him. abc news reporter allen won
ABC
Mar 20, 2013 5:00am PDT
abuse. the assembly woman says the legislation is needed to shore up gaps in the country law. last year, former san jose principal was convicted of failing to report suspected child abuse. one of the bills requires districts to make clear that teachers report this as part of responsibility and administrators must review the policies and allow 9 school districts to remove immediately teachers wered is of child abuse and dismiss them at any point. >> another marine has died from a mortar shell explosion in nevada desert. mourners held a visible ill last -- vigil last night to honor the marines killed in a training exercise. six are in a reno hospital, from camp lejeune, north carolina, training for night warfare. >> every loss of life is heartbreaking. whether it occurs in afghanistan, hawthorne, or camp lejeune. ought marine corps has suspended the use of the mortars until the investigation is finished. the defense department will release the names and hometowns of the fallen marines today. >> new information in monday night's fatal shooting a car theft suspect by san jose plus. the
ABC
Mar 21, 2013 5:00am PDT
. it has been a law since 2005 requiring landlords with five on more units to notify tenants about the danger but the city says many just not moving fast enough. they have canvassed the neighborhoods warning tenants their buildings may not be safe. >> the buildings are built to be earthquake safe but now that i know i am not... >> at any moment the tons of concrete could crush me and kill thousands of people. we are stuck in a bureaucratic maze going nowhere. >> the committee is scheduled to most later today and will talk about the seismic retrofitting and how to jump start the process. if you would like to know more of the status of your home or apartment, go to our website at abc7news.com where we have some information. >> thank you, cornell. happening now, rebound is in the west bank this morning meeting with palestinian leaders trying to restart peace talks on that side after efforts in israel as new violence breaks out, and katie marzullo is live in the newsroom with new interviews or new sound bites. >> the president is answering questions at the end of the news conference an
ABC
Mar 17, 2013 2:00am PDT
, undercover videos have changed animal cruelty laws in several states. what could be considered criminal activity to soot the videos that have made a difference. pour -- >> carolyn: good evening. in tonight's headlines, two people are dead following a racetrack accident in marysville. a 68-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy in the pit area were struck by a sprint going going 90-miles-an-hour. race officials say the driver, 1-year-old from petaluma, failed to negotiate a curve during a practice run. >>> the ashkenaz nightclub in berkeley is back open for businesses hours after last night's robbery. two employees were shot. one in the head. one suspect was caught. police are still looking for the second gunman. >> another black eye for thetioe princess cruise liner steamed under the golden gate bridge, leaving san francisco five hours late. the coast guard kept passengers waiting in line as they did a last-minute inspection of the boat. >>> the power and influence of agriculture industry is coming under scrutiny. undercover videos on farms reveal sometimes shocking abuses of anima
ABC
Mar 12, 2013 6:00pm PDT
law credited with saving threatened species. the concern sthait makes things too hard for jerls. the environmentalists credit the california environmental quality act known for saving nesting areas of threatened peregrine falcons and hawks. awill youing developers to identify projects and how they'll be mitigated. environmental and labor groups joined forces to protdest change autos today our air is clean yes, water, purer. our trees are greener because the quality of our progress has been the deciding factor. >> critics say the law delays or kills projects this, sets up a showdown between unions and the governor. all are usually on the same side on most issues to end what you calls obsessive lawsuits. >> our approach needs to be based on concities accident standards that cut dealize caltrans reports after proij jekts in california takes 17 years to complete because delays often blamed on lawsuits. also impeding reconstruction of the hol hollywood bowl two years when a group wanted to safety structure. >> litigation is in cases a killer. it costs jobs. >> this activist opposes c
ABC
Mar 16, 2013 8:00am PDT
missed deadline. law enforcement has 72 hours to file charges after an arrest or the suspect is released. the workday ends officially at 5:00 p.m. fite was arrested at 4:56 on friday which means the district attorney had to file charges by 5:00 p.m. on tuesday. for some reason, they thought they had until wednesday. the contra costa county sheriff's department said he didn't have any outstanding warrants and so they had to release him. >> there is obviously he robbed a bank. >> inefficiency and it's totally irresponsible. we have enough crazy people around. >> the senior deputy d.a. told "abc 7 news", we took the time because we thought we had the time. pinole police chief says his department was aware of the deadline but we should have pushed the time issue and we didn't. now, the f.b.i. says it's urgently trying to recapture a man that could be dangerous, desperate and willing to fight for the freedom that was mistakenly handed to him. >> they say gary fite is 5'8", 180 pounds and ties to oakland, vallejo antioch and reno, nevada >> katie: new this morning, two east bay police
ABC
Mar 14, 2013 4:00pm PDT
shopping bags. the law will require restaurants to start charging for bags next month. >> happening now in downtown san jose, going online while on the move just got faster. today, mayor reed unveiled a free wi-fi snfs a one and a half square mile area going from the center of the performing arts to san jose state university using the fiber network and dozens of new antennas from a company called ruckus wireless to super charge web speed. >> we've been able to push the boundaries of typical wi-fi mesh design. offering two to four times faster speeds an thorj comfortable networks. >> it's similar to the speed of a dsl land line. users can connect by selecting the wickedly fast network. i like the name. wicked fast. it will be used to process transitions in downtown parking meters. >> state treasurer withdrawn papers to divorce his wife. former alameda county supervisor nadya lockyear following her resignation from her seat in april after admitting to drug addiction and an affair. nadya lockyear just finished a six-month stay in a rehab program. a speck spokesman says the couple agreed to tr
ABC
Mar 13, 2013 5:00am PDT
president's health care law, convert medicare to a voucher voucher-style system and cut federal pensions. it is similar to a budget plan that he offered last year. today the senate democrats unveil a plan of their own. >> boy scouts have sent out a questionnaire on a potential change in policy banning gay scout leaders and members. the survey e-mailed to 1.1 million adult scouts has five questions including, is it acceptable for a gay and straight scout to share a tent overnight? the scouts posing such questions as the organizer tries to determine whether to lift or modify the gay ban. leaders will vote on the issue in may. >> the woman now accused of salting a young girl in a san francisco park. >> another trial run for taking bicycles on bart. commuters get a chance to take the bike along for the road. >> new date announced on which a famed >> south san francisco struggling ferry service is coming up with new ideas to get more people on board. the oyster point ferry between the peninsula and the east bay launched last june with a big celebration but the san francisco examiner
ABC
Mar 20, 2013 4:00pm PDT
. microsoft says it's working with law enforcement and other companies to prevent similar attacks. cheryl, larry, back to you. >> emily, thank you. >> you know taxes are due in less than a month. yikes. factor in changes can be confusing and you may have some questions about all of those number autos michael finney is here. and michael you do this every year. >> we do. so happy to be able to. have you done your taxes yet? >> well... >> maybe. okay. well then, i have a telephone number for you. you can call that any watching can call that. and we'll try to answer your personal tax questions right now. if you've sent in your taxes you may have a question about when you're going to be paid jesse weller is with the irs. you can track that? >> yes. you can. since three quarters of people get a refund, we're getting lots of refund inquiries on the telephone. we want people to know they can track their refund using a tool online at irs.gov web site called where is my refund. you only need to check it once per day. the irs updates once a day f you go to irs.gov it's on the home page. it can tell
ABC
Mar 16, 2013 5:00am PDT
days later because of a missed deadline. law enforcement has 72 hours to file charges after an arrest or the suspect is released. the workday ends officially at 5:00 p.m. fite was arrested at 4:56 on friday, which means the district attorney had to file charges by 5:00 p.m. on tuesday. for some reason they thought they had until wednesday. the contra costa county sheriff's department said fite did not have any outstanding warrants so they had to release him. >> they shouldn't have let him go. if you rob a bank, there's evidence. why? >> inefficiency. it's totally irresponsible. totally irresponsible. we have enough crazy people around. >> the screen deputy da or contra costa county told abc7 news we took the time because we thought we had the time. the pinole police chief said his department was aware on our deadline but on our end we should have been more definitive to push the time issue and we didn't. now the fbi said it's urgently trying to recapture a man who could be dangerous, desperate, and willing to fight for the freedom that was mistakenly handed to him. police say g
ABC
Mar 20, 2013 1:05am PDT
being deported. >> we were talking about the law and it is to the fair. >> this fourth grade class at jefferson elementary is learning a very personal lesson on immigration law. >> we thought the law was supposed to protect us and help us go to school, but look what happened to rodrigo. please help us bring him back. >> they lobbied the city council to pass a resolution to send to congress in support of bringing home their classmate, 10-year-old rodrigo. their visas expired while visiting family in mexico. on january 10th, the u.s. customs officers denied their re-entry and sent them back to mexico with a five-year wait to reapply for new visas. >> what about rodrigo? who is fighting for rodrigo? we need to fight for rodrigo's rights. >> in the first berkeley council skypeession, session, joined h joined his classmates. >> thank you, everyone, for what you are doing to try and get me home. >> the students wrote letters to their congressional representatives and the president asking for a waiver called humanitarian parole. >> we are just fourth grade kids, but you are doing a big thing
ABC
Mar 19, 2013 11:00pm PDT
being deported. >> we were talking about the law and it is to the fair. >> this fourth grade class at jefferson elementary is learning a very personal lesson on immigration law. >> we thought the law was supposed to protect us and help us go to school, but look what happened to rodrigo. please help us bring him back. >> they lobbied the city council to pass a resolution to send to congress in support of bringing home their classmate, 10-year-old rodrigo. their visas expired while visiting family in mexico. on january 10th, the u.s. customs officers denied their re-entry and sent them back to mexico with a five-year wait to reapply for new visas. >> what about rodrigo? who is fighting for rodrigo? we need to fight for rodrigo's rights. >> in the first berkeley council skype session, rodrigo joined his classmates. >> thank you, everyone, for what you are doing to try and get me home. >> the students wrote letters to their congressional representatives and the president asking for a waiver called humanitarian parole. >> we are just fourth grade kids, but you are doing a big thing. tha
ABC
Mar 18, 2013 11:00am PDT
51-year-old has play add leading role in challenging voter i.d. laws in texas and south carolina. he has support from the labor and latino communities but some republican critics in congress are expected to oppose his confirmation. if confirmed he would be one of the highest ranking hispanics in government. >> pope francis is gearing up for the first official mastectomy at st. peter's square with the first audience today with the visiting head of state, a president with whom he has clashed over a socially liberal policies. >> pope francis has charmed the faithful from the humility. speaking to 150,000 at st. peter's square off the cuff. with the first south american pope he cannot escape the past. he cigaretted -- greeted the president of argentina. in the past they have been at crossroads over the dirty war between 1976 and 19839 military dictatorship killed and torture up to 30,000 people. the church is accuses of complicit in the crimes. >> abc was told that francis had the power to save his family and he refused. human rights campaigners accusebergbergberg of letting two of h
ABC
Mar 14, 2013 4:30am PDT
gate to block the road and hired a private security guard. but california law require public access to the coast. abc7 news reporter will have a lot more in the live report in the next half hour. >> you have heard this story before, but it is foggy. >> mike nicco is looking at the weather. mike? >> we talked about how each day the air mass will dry out and this morning that is the case but it will spread the next couple of hours so if it is not in your neighborhood now there is the possibility but not so widespread as yesterday and it will fade quicker so we will be warmer than average, starting out one to seven degrees warmer so a wild start with temperatures in the 50's. pittsburg, tracy, pleasanton, union city, saratoga, belmont, financial district, american canyon, we are close in santa clear at 49 and half moon bay at 46 and richmond at 48 and petaluma at 45. palo alto, also, is at 48. temperatures in the upper 40's through low 50's until 7:00 with thicker and higher clouds dimming the sunshine so make the temperatures a few degrees cooler than yesterday but upper 50's at the coas
ABC
Mar 18, 2013 6:00pm PDT
because it's a question of... the law. >> some people who are saying this ignored the fact that the blend add approach is commonly used throughout the world. >> no one knows where remaining $55 billion will come from to finish the project. >> bart conducting an experiment allowing bikes on board during morning and evening commute hours, bicycles okay in all trains with just restrictions. abc 7 news has been riding bart this afternoon. there will be a bit of a delay here, have you seen problems? >> folks have been bringing bikes on bart this evening when nornlly when bicycles would be allowed. bart has been toying with the idea of allowing bikes. in august, the test is on fridays allowing people to bring bikes on during peak commute times and decided the -- they needed to do more tests f you look you can see there is someone bringing a bicycle in. going to take that bike down stairs of course because they're not allowed on escalators. this is what you're going to be seeing more of. bart decided to do a test on every day of the week because fridays were slow. after doing a survey duri
ABC
Mar 21, 2013 4:00pm PDT
$165,000 a year and 10 weeks paid vacation. >> colorado governor signed a bill into law allowing civil unions for gay couples. nine states allow gay marriage. >> and they're about to head to washington for culmination of a debate starting in san francisco. >> it's been an incredible experience, turning out to be historic one. >> chris perry ask sandy steer are one of the two couples behind the lawsuit challenging the ban on same-sex marriage. since the passage in 2008, polls show sentiment has shifted. president obama now supports marriage for the nation's gays and lesbians and his administration has filed a brief with the u.s. supreme court. >> if we're successful and prevail, and no lower court rulings are reversed and prop 8 goes away. >> that is our fwo. it will send a message to the country. >> but will not change the minds minds of critics like bill may. >> not about same-sex marriages. it's about the question of whether marriage should be redefined. >> this berkeley couple says they aren't trying to redefine marriage but have access to it. justices are expected to rule by
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Mar 12, 2013 5:00pm PDT
are dramatic. his attorney says any law abiding citizen's worst nightmare. it may be up to a judge to decide if accusations are true. >> a friend called me and said i was on the news for a shooting. i can i'm like this must be a joke. >> van wasn't laughing. he says in february of last year his friends told him he was wanted for a shooting. they'd seen this mug shot and he was being named as one of oakland's most wanted criminals. >> i went home, i was shokd like... why? why? who would do this to me? >> flanked by his attorneys he says he went to police to tell them they had the wrong guy. >> this is not me. >> van says he was thrown in jail. tree tlee days later released never charged with a crime and never told why, how his name became the folk yufs a criminal investigation. >> i was shameful. i don't know what people were thinking. >> 10 days after it began, he said his name remained on the most-wanted list. depicting him as a violent felon. van says he stayed on the list six months and he claims the city of oakland, chief and members of the oakland police department placed anym
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Mar 16, 2013 11:00pm PDT
animal cruelty laws in several states. what could be considered criminal activity to soot the videos that have made a difference. difference. >> the healing pour -- [ male announcer ] with citibank it's easy for jay to deposit checks from anywhere. [ wind howling ] easier than actually going to the bank. mobile check deposit. easier banking. standard at citibank. makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank. >> carolyn: good evening. in tonight's headlines, two people are dead following a racetrack accident in marysville. a 68-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy in the pit area were struck by a sprint car going 90-miles-an-hour. race officials say the driver, 1-year-old from petaluma, failed to negotiate a curve during a practice run. >>> the ashkenaz nightclub in berkeley is back open for businesses hours after last night's robbery. two employees were shot. one in the head. one suspect was caught. police are still looking for the second gunman. >> another black eye for t
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Mar 14, 2013 5:00am PDT
putting up a fence. >> the suit says the owners violateed california law by cutting off access to the beach with a gate. owners of the property say the beach road access is private and the protest is scheduleed for 10:00 a.m. today. we are live on monetary beach this morning for abc7 news. >> thank you. this morning we are learning a registered sex offenders traveled with students of two high schools on a field trip. police have confirmed to abc7 news that they are investigating the incident that happened february 13 during a field trip to a college. students at the two high schools traveled on buses to the college and a sex offender was on the bus with the andrew hill students. a letter went to the parents saying the man knew a district volunteer on the trip but did not have contact with students. abc7 news reporter, amy hollyfield, will have a live report in the next half hour. >> police are expanding the investigation into a preschool teacher accused of spiking toddler's drinks with an over-the-counter sleep aid and is charged with felony endanger ment. parents met at the facility
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Mar 19, 2013 4:30am PDT
better part of the evening. at midnight the cold front will sweep law and we could have a real short period of steady, light rain, and scattered showers for tomorrow. still looking at rainfall amounts on the very low side around .05" in the south bay and maybe up to 1" in the north bay mountains but that is generous. temperatures are cooler tomorrow and then the 60's and 70's come back through the weekend and into next week. sue? >> a nice live shot for the commute across the san mateo bridge from hayward to foster city. the tail lights on the flat section headed westbound, everyone is moving at the limit at 15-minute drive from both sides of the bay. otherwise, we are looking at the road work or your drive from the central valley right now, you can see the yellow road censors slowing through the altamont pass and it picks up at the limit all the way to dublin/pleasanton interchange. now we will look at the road work on the south bay peninsula side, 101 northbound, from ellis to moffitt in lanes for another 15 minutes. >> new details of florida where police say a potential campus mas
ABC
Mar 18, 2013 6:00am PDT
ban from playing soccer for his country. >> california law enforcement wants to crackdown on distracting driving but some say it will not work. >> we have a live look outside, remark is moving on our walnut creek traffic camera, traffic and weather together are next as the abc7 morn >> we are back at 6:10. temperatures are cooler just about everywhere but oak is the same. fairfield is a degree warmer. novato is 11 degrees cooler than yesterday. same at half moon bay. san jose is about four degrees cooler. 44 in san jose and hair and concord. 47 in san francisco. upper 30's throughout the north bay valley. temperatures today under increasing high clouds in the upper 50's to low 50's into san francisco and mid-to-upper 60's around the bay and upper 60's to near 70 inland. sue? >> we are going out of the south bay with reports of an accident getting an upstate from the c.h.p. westbound 237 or off of west 237 in the lawrence expressway surface street so getting an update from c.h.p. and not affecting 237 but you will find slow traffic in that area across from 237. still, very slo
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Mar 17, 2013 9:00am PDT
distracted driving laws that ban that activity. our media partner, the san jose mercury news, reports more than 425,000 citations were issued to violators statewide last year alone. that's 41% higher than the first year of the law in 2009. >> coming up next, if you have too much snail mail we will show you a way to outsource your in box here in the bay area. and a live look from the roof cam. just a stunning beginning to our sunday morning. low 60s expected in san francisco today. breezy but mostly sunny conditions. meteorologist lisa argen will meteorologist lisa argen will have your accuweather forecast [ male announcer ] citibank's app for ipad makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank. to deposit checks from anywhere. [ wind howling ] easier than actually going to the bank. mobile check deposit. easier banking. standard at citibank. >> welcome back. our electronic lives are moving further into the cloud and good old-fashioned snail mail is getting further behind. a star
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Mar 18, 2013 2:00am PDT
and santa rosa 68, and 69 cal law calistoga. oakland tomorrow, increasing high clouds throughout the day. 67 degrees there. union city 65. and interior east bay, you will look for a mixture of sun and clouds and 70 for brentwood and 69 con card and -- concord. my accu-weather seven-day forecast, dry day on monday. increasing clouds on tuesday. showers developing on tuesday afternoon. it looks wet on tuesday and wednesday. cooler on wednesday, the first day of spring. and then we will warm things up on friday, saturday and sunday. the temperatures inland in the 70s to near 80 degrees. abc7 news has a great weather resource for you. follow at live doppler 7hd for the latest conditions. plus get video forecasts and the power outages and formations from your famous weather team. 4:30 to 7:00 mike will be here with updates. >> tracking that latest system coming in. thanks, leigh. >>> let's turn our attention now to sports. and base bay you will is back in san francisco to -- and baseball is back in san francisco. >> yes, the world baseball classic $7 for parking n the finals at at&t. puer
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Mar 18, 2013 5:00pm PDT
, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> we'll see you later on. a supervisor wants to change a law giving antiabortion advocates freedoms to protest in front of health clinics. an ordinance says they must stay eight feet away. but a quirk let's them protest near the door as long as they stand still. >> the buffer would create space around the front door that a pro testor could not enter. >> they're not going to make us go away. we're here. here to support women. we'll be as close as we can. >> this would keep pro testors 25 feet from the entrance of clinicsline like planned parenthood. >> we have new information about a deadly race car crash over the weekend that killed two people. >> one of them is a teenager. 17-year-old chase jond ondriving a race car that slammed into his 14-year-old cousin marcus johnson and a man with him. wayne freedman is live tonight. everyone is just devastated. >> they are. the school is empty today. it's out for break but the people are devastated. the kmunlt is devastated. the news today from the family they have a feeling whatever went wrong that car had to
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Mar 15, 2013 11:00am PDT
the law and people will call when there is this kind of problem. >> for example, the international long shoremen union spokesman says that waste management is using e verify illegally and picking on immigrant workers. the company says the claim is unfounded. >> the company wasn't supposed to use it without consulting with workers. they violated that rule. they also used it improperly. that resulted in workers losing their jobs. it is also being used by the company to try and threaten and intimidate workers when we instituteed e verify and identified some employees who did not have the proper requirements to be employed, they were given time to go and correct it, and provide documentation. they had six to eight months to do that. they did not do it. >> david tucker says three employees were fired. the truck drivers were not on strike this morning but joined in solidarity where customs will feel the impact as the trucks rolled out, hours late. >> normally the drivers will hit the streets around 6:00. we are late by a couple of hours but we will be on the road until 6:00 tonight. >> i
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Mar 19, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. >> a california patrol officer has received one of the nation's top law enforcement awards for a heroic deed he did last year. officer carlton named a nation's top trooper by international association of police chiefs. the partner of ken onyoung storm who, you may recall was shot and killed by a gunman in alamo in september, 2012. the panel said officer displayed dmurj his attempt to save young storm's live and to keep the public save. >> pomp and pageantry to welcome the 266th poep of the roman catholic church. >> the vatican says 200,000 pilgrims crowded into st. peter ace square. pope francis repeated his themes of humility and selflessness. >> embrace the whofl hue man tismt especial lit poorest, weakest, the least important. >> he is the first noneuropean pope to be elected in 117 years. >> in addition to the sex abuse scandal one of the other challenges facing pope francis will be addressing growing choruses for a greater role for women in the church. tonight a fremont order of nuns has a huge stake in that future. >> like many, the dominican sisters watched as pope francis
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Mar 20, 2013 6:00pm PDT
there. if a large earthquake should hit this area. there have been a law since 2005 for landlords with five or more units to notify tentants in writing that their apartment is a soft story. they're required to have an engineer prepare a size nick. >> doft is steep, generally can vary between $5,000 and closer to $30,000. >> and more. now, the berkeley property owner says the cost can run into thousands of dollars and beyond and saying unavailability of rent increases is the biggest problem faced they're unable to pass through some of the costs to residents who are sitting in and occupying some spaces. caught in the middle are tenants if we want to live this n.a building considered to be unsound you can go to our web si. we have posted a link. in berkeley nick smith abc 7 news. >> thank you very much. well, it's the first day of spring. we have showers today around the bay area. umbrellas were out. windshield wipers and live doppler 7 hd looks like we're going to get spring weather. >> it's just going to be delayed by a day. taking a look pretty quiet now. we're not through just yet. as
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Mar 19, 2013 4:00pm PDT
news >>> a california patrol officer received a top law enforcement award for a heroic deed. he was named nation's top trooper by international association of police cheifs. he was the partner of fallen chp officer ken onyoung storm shot and killed in september 2012. carlton returned fire, killing the gunman ux 36-year-old christopher lacey. the panel said officer carlton explained extreme courage. >> there is uncertainty over the future of a palo alto based pharmaceutical company after it's only product has been pulled off the market. they plan to layoff 75% of the work force after the recall of its anemia drug. there are reports several patients died after taking this. a spokesperson says remaining employees will be working on a follow up investigation. the drug hailed a break through in april because it required less frequent dosing. >> shares of high end clothing retailer lulu lemon took a hit after the company pulled a brand of yoga pants off store shelves because they can be see through. shares dropped 6% today. lulu lemon expects to take the loss of the product making up 17%
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Mar 20, 2013 6:00am PDT
landed her in the hospital. she joined her daughter-in-law today to mark the 150th anniversary of the subway station, the tube. the 86-year-old monarch toured a car on the world's oldest underground transit system. she first traveled on the tube in may of 1939, four months after victoria line opened and kate revealed traveling is part of her former life that she misses now she is a royal. >> and now lulu lemon is fighting backs, with 9 company claiming they were made according to the design specifications and the statement is a day after the retailer with several bay area stores recalled the pants because they are "too shear," and the suppliers seas the retailer likely misjudgmented customer taste and wanted to blame it on the supplier. >> forget summer camp for your kids how about catch for adults? >> chances are you may already have looked for a new job even though it is only midweek. jane king? >> good morning, look at data from job sites like glass doors, they found that mondays and tuesdays are the days people are most likely to look for a new job. people are not waiting unti
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Mar 16, 2013 1:05am PDT
because of a deadline. law enforcement has 72 hours to file charges after an arrest or the suspect is released. the work day ends officially at 5:00 p.m. fight was arrested at 4:56 on friday which means the district attorney had to file charges by 5:00 p.m. on tuesday. for some reason they thought they had until wednesday. the contra costa county sheriff's department says fight did not have any outstanding warrants so they had to released him. >> they never should have let him go. he obviously robbed a bank and there is e evidence, and why over four minutes? >> iny tisht see. inefficiency. it is totally irresponsible, totally irresponsible. we have enough crazy people around. >> the senior deputy d.a. told abc7 news that we took the time because we thought we had the time. pinole police chief says his department was aware of the deadline, but on our end we should have been more definitive to push the time issue and we didn't. now the fbi says it is urgently trying to recapture a man who could be dangerous, desperate and willing to fight for the freedom that was mistakenly handed to
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Mar 15, 2013 4:00pm PDT
. saying the law is unconstitution skbral they're being unfairly targeted by police. they say police ignored those involved in a naked bike ride on march 9th. >> san jose police department is getting reinforcements. 43 new officers graduated today. the first class of graduates since 2009. the police force has been down by as many as 300 officers because of state, and city budget issues. >> last couple years have been very difficult. there are staffing shortages. there is light at the end of the tunnel. >> the mayor says several more academies are lined up with more than 1600 applicants for the next training session to begin in september. >> neighbors might find their trash still on the curb right now, waiting to be picked up. >> that is because of a fire-hour work stoppage. >> people in oakland were probably sound asleep when hundreds of employees put on vests and refused to go to work. >> this message is that people are going to call them when there is this kind of problem going on. >> the long shore and warehouse union spokesman says waste management is using e-verify illegally and
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Mar 13, 2013 4:30am PDT
inspector. everyone has been in there. due to the laws being what they are it is a long, difficult process. >> the passing of a new ordinance forces the bangs do register the foreclosed homes and maintain them or face fines and penalties. >> we will abate the nuisance and put a lein on the prompt. >> the ordinance empowers the city which has 1,000 foreclosed home with half receiving nuisance complaints. >> this is enforceed in benicia and oakland. it take as lot of weight east shoulders of the three code enforcement officers and gives more incentive to the banks to sell off the homes quicker. >> governor brown will be in the bay area this week to attend the board of regents meeting in san francisco, meeting today and tomorrow at uc san francisco myths bay campus. an issue expected to come up is whether to extend the $60 annual fee students have been paid since 2010. the chronicle reports that the university has breached student contracts and had to refund tuition hikes. students have been payinged the refund to the tube of $91 including interest. >> city college of san francisco has until
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Mar 18, 2013 5:00am PDT
general says a grand jury will look into weather other teens, coaches, or parents broke the law by not speaking up about the attack. >> president obama is set to name a new labor secretary. reports are that thomas perez from the justice department will be nominated to head the labor department. he has strong support from latino and labor groups but could run into problems at the confirmation hearing from republicans. some g.o.p. lawmakers believe his tenure at the justice department was greatly influenced by political ideology. >> new details this morning in the ongoing san francisco symphony strike. the east coast tour which included a date at new york's carnegie hall is now canceled. according to the management, the musicians reject add federal mediator's proposal to resume laying during a cooling off period while negotiations continue. in a statement issued last night, musicians say the strike will continue until they get a contract that honors their contributions to the symphony. the musicians are unhappy with a ropal by management that would include a pay freeze in the first year.
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Mar 17, 2013 11:00pm PDT
rosa 68, and 69 cal law calistoga. oakland tomorrow, increasing high clouds throughout the day. 67 degrees there. union city 65. and interior east bay, you will look for a mixture of sun and clouds and 70 for brentwood and 69 con card and -- concord. my accu-weather seven-day forecast, dry day on monday. increasing clouds on tuesday. showers developing on tuesday afternoon. it looks wet on tuesday and wednesday. cooler on wednesday, the first day of spring. and then we will warm things up on friday, saturday and sunday. the temperatures inland in the 70s to near 80 degrees. abc7 news has a great weather resource for you. follow at live doppler 7hd for the latest conditions. plus get video forecasts and the power outages and information and weather tweets from your famous weather team. 4:30 to 7:00 mike will be here with updates. >> tracking that latest system coming in. thanks, leigh. >>> let's turn our attention now to sports. and base bay you will is back in san francisco to -- and baseball is back in san francisco. >> yes, the world baseball classic $7 for parking n the finals a
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Mar 15, 2013 4:30am PDT
is not ready for tv during a hearing on proposed cuts to the court budget. >> despite laws aimed at curbing distracted driving up to two-thirds of americans use their cell phones while driving. the survey by the centers for disease control shows that 69 percent of americans talk on their phone while driving. 31 percent read or send text messages. that rate is much higher than in seven european countries. portugal was closest in the pentagon of people using their phones while behind the wheel. >> million taxpayers are missing out on federal tax refunds and time is running out to claim the money. the i.r.s. is holding $917 million in unclaimed tax refunds from 2009. if you forgot do file a return you could be entitled to part of the money. half the refunds are worth over $500 but you have to file by april 15 or the money goes back to the treasury for good l -- there is no easy way to find out if you have money. many low onincome taxpayers and are not required to file a tax return. >> the nation's largest community college fights for its survival. the major deadline looming today for s
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Mar 21, 2013 11:00am PDT
construction. the audit says that both broke a city law that prevents elected city officials from telling city workers what to do. the contract was never awarded to turner, the case is serious. councilman reed says that it is lie and the auditor says it is about playing by the rules. >> this report strikes right at the integrity of oakland government. citizens and businesses should be able to live and transact business in a city they know plays by the rules. >> i have never threatened any city staff person regarding their job. i have been an elected official for 16 years and a staff person in the city of oakland for another 14 years. out of 30 years of being an employee of the city of oakland suddenly, now, city staff is afraid of me? i don't think that is the case. >> an aide to the councilman named, that person tried to use their influence to fix a pack -- parking ticket. the allegation has been forwarded to the district attorney in alameda. it is not clear if charges will be filed. the mayor is troubled about the report and will have something to say in a few hours. we have rea
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Mar 15, 2013 6:00pm PDT
zront a choice in. in law there is a requirement that on march 15th you've got to do layoffs. >> most expected to be rescinded but union officials warn the practice of sending out notices then rescinding them is driving good, young teachers out of the system. >> san francisco police shot up a taxi cab after a suspected car jacker tried to run them over. this began after the suspect stopped on its windshield while the driver was still inside. police said they fired after the suspect rammed their patrol cars. residents say the shooting is unusual for that neighborhood. >> jackson street on a friday morn something. >> this is the first time i've experienced this. i'm just glow going to drop off kids. in this neighborhood? it's unlikely. >> the suspect man wrathed to drive off. he was captured late skbrer was not hit by any bullets. >> developing news a missing scots valley man has been found in utah. salt lake city police say matthew austin abraham is in their custody for his own safety and undergoing medical evaluation this, is a surveillance image taken after a bus driver says she drop
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Mar 18, 2013 4:00pm PDT
and as a matter of poll and i law. >> clinton's announcement is line with a new abc news washington post poll over the past 10 years opposition to same-sex marriage has gone down. and support of same-sex marriage is up, by about the same amount. 58% now support it. only 36% oppose. once a hot button issue, politicians are reflecting this change when clinton campaigned for the presidency in 2008, like then candidate barack obama opposing marriage for gay couples. >> i'm not in favor of gay marriage. >> today, clinton invoked god as a reason for supporting same-sex marriage. >> to deny the opportunity to any of our daughters and sons soley on the basis whof they are and who they love is too deny them the chance to live up to their own god-given phone usual among republicans support for gay marriage is increasing. >> the country is moving towards greater equality and inclusion and it's encouraging to see republican party is addressing that. >> coming up at 6:00 we'll hear from the newly elected vice chair of the california republican party on changing views within the g.o.p. and whethe
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Mar 15, 2013 6:00am PDT
by republicans to excel certain people from the law. the ban is expected to face a tough fight on the senate floor >> new details on the heated exchange sparked between california senator feinstein and texas senator cruz as a result of the assault weapons ban bill. feinstein is now speaking out. >> i felt patronized he was arrogant about it. when you have come from where i have come from and what you is seen and when you found a dead body and you put your finger in bullet holes, you realize the impact of weapons. >> feinstein made the comments after the exchange with cruz yesterday. here is what they said. >> it seems to me all us should begin as our foundational document with the constitution. the second amendment in the bill of rights provides that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed >> i am not a 6th grader, i have been on the committee for 20 years and a mayor for nine years, i walk flood and saw people shot. i have looked at bodies that have been shot with the weapons. i have seen the bullets. >> she was referring to the assassination of mayor
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Mar 14, 2013 9:00pm PDT
attempt by republican to exempt certain people from the law. and the debate before today's vote feature add heated exchange between texas republican ted cruz and california democrat diane feinstein. >> seems to me all of us should begin as foundational document with the constitution. and the second amendment bill of rights provides that the right of the people to keep and bare arms shall not be infringsd. >> i'm not a sixth grader. senator i have been on this committee for 20 years. i was a mayor for nine years. i walked in. i saw people shot. i have looked at bodies that have been shot with these weapons. i have seen the bullets that implode. in sandy hook weapons i have been, i'm not a lawyer. รง >>reporter: feinstein referring there to the assassination of mayor moscone and supervisor milk in san francisco city hall. president obama first proposed new assault weapon ban after december deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary in connecticut. >> from sacramento tonight story of unintended consequences. it seems the effort to save california money by forcing state employee to t
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